Take the hassle out of your holidays and dine-out this Thanksgiving. From the Bywater to the Central Business District, the Crescent City is swarming with restaurants open on Thanksgiving so you can spend less time coordinating and more time celebrating.

Paul Broussard, NOTMC

The French Quarter

Seafood, sweets and signature cocktails. Thanksgiving in the French Quarter is savory and unique as it sounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving spread or authentic New Orleanian cuisine check out this list French Quarter eateries open on Thanksgiving Day:

Arnaud’s Restaurant
Bombay Club
The Court of Two Sisters 
Criollo Restaurant & Lounge
Bourbon House
Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse 
Mr. B’s Bistro
Oceana Grill 
Tujague’s Restaurant

Paul Broussard, NOTMC
Palace Cafe

Central Business District/ Downtown 

Known for its bustling bistros and bars, the Central Business District is no stranger to fine dining - even on Thanksgiving. Freshly-baked sweets, Latin cuisine and New Orleans classics can all be found and indulged upon this Thanksgiving in the CBD:

The Grill Room 
Johnny Sanchez
Josephine Estelle
Luke Restaurant 
Palace Cafe 
Public Service 
Restaurant August 
Willa Jean

Sheila Tahvildari, QED Hospitality

Uptown/Garden District

Uptown New Orleans is home to stunning architecture, endless shopping and an extensive list of the city's best eateries - making it the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving Day. Shake things up this holiday season with a visit to one of the Garden District's restaurants open this Thanksgiving.

Commander’s Palace
Nole Restaurant 
Jack Rose
Lula Restaurant

Other Notable NOLA Neighborhoods

Throughout the city, you can find other restaurants with their doors wide open and ready for Thanksgiving festivities. From Mid-City to the Marigny, here are a few more spots to consider this November: 

Ralph’s on the Park 
Compere Lapin 
The Country Club